Just before Save The Frogs Day 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger was interviewed by Alison Cole on the Animal Voices radio show, western Canada’s only radio program on animal advocacy and compassionate living. Frogs and other amphibians are crucial to the health of our planet and we can all do more to protect them from extinction.
Even at six, fantastic frog-fan Mirah Lutsky is determined to show her support for our amphibian friends. So SAVE THE FROGS! was delighted to hear recently from Mirah and welcome her kind donation. She told us how concerned she was about the protection of frogs and her wish “to be sure that frogs are protected, … Continue reading A six-year-old proves that it’s never too early to support SAVE THE FROGS!
Despite the theoretical protection afforded by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), many amphibians remain under threat. A new scientific paper co-authored by Katherine M. O’Donnell, a participant of the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Peru Ecotour, explores the various issues that have served as challenges to the recovery of declining amphibian populations in … Continue reading Scientific paper outlines actions to save declining amphibian populations in the US
Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply drinking water. However, degradation and conversion for other land-use continues. On February 2 every year since 1997, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and citizen groups at all levels of the community have taken the opportunity to carry out events and activities aimed … Continue reading World Wetlands Day with SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires
People who like new experiences, adventures, and fringe explorations in wild nature love SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours. SAVE THE FROGS! Ecotours are defined by lasting friendships, impressions, experience, and adventures, where you’ll meet like-minded people and have experiences of a lifetime. The 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour had people of all ages—from college-aged to senior—from a variety of backgrounds, brought together by a common love of frogs, wildlife, and adventure. The trip included many firsts for the participants, including rescuing an ocelot, ziplining through the canopy, even the first time out of the country or flying solo for some. Read the profiles below of some of the 2016 participants to get a feel of what it’s like to travel with SAVE THE FROGS! and learn about our upcoming ecotours here.
Photo of Pristimantis ornatissimus from Mashpi, Ecuador courtesy of Jaime Culebras, who led our group through the Mindo cloudforests.
In June 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! led a group of 17 Americans through the rainforests and cloud forests of Ecuador for 12 days on the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour. Below are the reflections and photos of ecotour participant George Quiroga, a professional photographer and wildlife enthusiast who joined us in Ecuador.
I am finally unwinding and have some time before my flight home to reflect on my days in Ecuador these past couple of weeks. It has been a wonderful trip of beautiful scenery, spectacular wildlife, new friendships, rich history, wonderful food, amazing experiences, and boundless new knowledge. There has been adventure, physical challenges, emotional moments hearing of local tragedies, but also the jubilation of discovering awesome creatures, breathtaking scenery, and the camaraderie developed with like-minded enthusiasts along the way.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, West Africa’s premier and leading non-profit amphibian organization has appointed Mr. Nicholas Aidoo as its Community Conservation Coordinator. Mr. Aidoo formerly worked as a World Bank Community-Based Rural Development Project Officer, creating economic opportunities in beekeeping for 65 communities in southwestern Ghana. The position of Community Conservation Coordinator is new and … Continue reading World Bank Project Officer Appointed to Empower Communities to Save Ghana’s Frogs
In April 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Executive Director Gilbert Adum received international attention and recognition for his work in Ghana with the Giant Squeaker Frog. Born to a tribe of bush hunters, Gilbert Adum grew up hunting frogs as part of the indigenous tradition. His naivety to the global threat of frogs, particularly in … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana wins ‘Green Oscar’